Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Category Analyst is $63,504
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Category Analysts?
An entry-level Category Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $56,157 based on 30 salaries. An early career Category Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 194 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Category Analysts Do?
Category analysts work with internal teams of category management employees to coordinate efforts with merchandising departments and business partners. Basic daily responsibilities include assisting in negotiations with vendors, balancing and optimizing product selection, auditing inventory systems and distribution policies, and helping minimize costs. Performing these tasks effectively requires excellent communication with internal departments, partners, vendors, and customers to determine all …Read more
- Design and draw planograms according to the retailer's expectations and requirements.
- Analyze category consumer trends and market demographics in order to make recommendations for future marketing campaigns.
- Perform studies for forecasting, pre/post-promotional analysis, and product selection or discontinuation.
- Coordinate with the merchandising supervisor to develop schematics for assigned categories.